restricted access   Volume 8, Number 1, Fall 2016 (New Series)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Notes

pp. 1-2


Beyoncé: Media and Cultural Icon

pp. 3-4

Filming the Fall: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in Contemporary Senegalese Cinema

pp. 5-6

Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary

pp. 7-8


Spike Lee’s Documentaries: The Creative Art of Making Nonfiction

pp. 9-26

Addressing the “Negro Problem”: Rethinking the Coon and the Mammy in King of the Zombies and Revenge of the Zombies1

pp. 27-54

Every Nigger Is a Star: Reimagining Blackness from Post–Civil Rights America to the Postindependence Caribbean

pp. 55-83

Benoît Ramampy (1947–1996): A Life Dedicated to Cinema

pp. 84-94


On Practicing an Independent African American Cinema: An Interview with Kevin Willmott

pp. 95-123

Close-Up: Black Film and Black Visual Culture


pp. 124-127

“Black is . . .” and That’s the Beauty of It: Ten Propositions Concerning the Visible and the Visual, in Consideration of Black Cinema and Black Visual Culture1

pp. 128-130

Building the Black (Universal) Archive and the Architecture of Black Cinema

pp. 131-145

Conscious Quiet as a Mode of Black Visual Culture

pp. 146-154

B.A.D. (Black Abstraction Dreaming): A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson

pp. 155-168

In a (Not So) Silent Way: Listening Past Black Visuality in Symbiopsychotaxiplasm

pp. 169-190

Blackness and the Image of Motility: A Suspenseful Critique

pp. 191-206

Africultures Dossier

Interviews with African Women Filmmakers by Olivier Barlet

“Coming to Terms with the Past Will Allow One to Continue”: Interview with Leyla Bouzid about As I Open My Eyes

pp. 207-212

“I Am Not Interested in Denouncing Polygamy: My Film Goes beyond That”: Interview with Angèle Diabang about So Long a Letter

pp. 213-217

“It Is Up to Us to Work on Our Own Complexes”: An Interview with Alice Diop

pp. 218-222

African Women in Cinema Dossier

African Women and the Documentary: Storytelling, Visualizing History, from the Personal to the Political1

pp. 223-239

Book Reviews

Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled by Ashley Clark (review)

pp. 240-242

Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity by Allyson Nadia Field (review)

pp. 242-244

Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique ed. by Josef Gugler (review)

pp. 244-247

Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex, and Afro-Religiosity by Montré Aza Missouri (review)

pp. 247-249

South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films by Litheko Modisane (review)

pp. 250-252

Archival Spotlight

Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking: Reprocessing and Digitization

pp. 253-256

Archival News

pp. 257-258

Recent and Upcoming Publications on Black Film

pp. 259-260